FDA experts offer a unanimous endorsement for Spark’s pioneering AAV gene therapy for blindness
A pioneering AAV gene therapy from Spark Therapeutics $ONCE took a giant stride toward an FDA approval today as an outside panel of experts offered their support for getting this game-changing treatment into the market after looking over the data and hearing from some of the severely sight-impaired patients whose lives had been transformed by this therapy.
The vote was 16 to o favoring the benefit-risk profile of the drug, backing an OK for voretigene neparvovec by the agency’s Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee and providing a compelling reason for the FDA to follow through with an historic first US approval of a vector-delivered gene therapy.
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